Music News Digest: Week Of February 21, 2021

February 28, 2021 by Amy Gold

During the week of February 21, 2021, Stevie Wonder confirmed his plans to move to Ghana permanently and explained why in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Also that week, the National Basketball Association announced that Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem at the upcoming 70th NBA All-Star Game to air March 7, 2021 on TNT and TBS.

Ringo Starr will be the subject of a virtual presentation beginning March 4, 2021 as part of COLLECTION:LIVE, the Grammy Museum's online streaming service. The program will include archival interviews with the former Beatles drummer as well as his exhibit, "Ringo: Peace & Love." A new interview with Starr will then premiere on March 18 in which he discusses his upcoming album and book.

Aerosmith's European tour, which was postponed from 2020 to this year due to the pandemic, is now scheduled to begin in June 2022. For the band's full itinerary and ticket info, visit

Also that week, it was announced that "The Collected Works Of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts And Lyrics" featuring writings by the late Doors frontman, many previously unpublished, will be coming out June 8, 2021. Also, Paul McCartney shares much of his life story through his songs in his upcoming book, "The Lyrics," due out on November 2.

Finally, the legendary former Beatle gave some three dozen Princeton students the shock of their lives when he made a surprise appearance at their songwriting class. About 30 minutes into the lecture, their professor gave them a partial heads-up about McCartney's visit when he announced that a "test student" would be joining them virtually to listen to and critique their songs.

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